ERIC V. HOLTZCLAW is founder and CEO of Laddering Works, a marketing strategy firm, and Vice President at PossibleNOW, the industry leader in preference management. Eric has spent twenty-plus years identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends in technology. Eric's professional experience includes founding User Insight, a user research firm that advises Fortune 500 brands on consumer strategy. Eric's weekly radio show, The "Better You" Project, shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs' business journeys. His column, "Lean Forward," appears weekly on Inc.com, and he is a regular contributor to CMO.com.